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doesn't get much better than this...

Smooth doesn't begin to describe this compilation! The reason why bossa nova is what it is...but beyond the significance of Jobim's contribution to the jazz genre...the introduction came from a less than likely romance in my early 20s and till this day it evokes more than just memories...the idealistic image of the perfect relationship despite the real story...the ideal "loungey" alternative to the remixed (often overmixed) lounge records...and yet....undeniably classic!


A masterpiece! Full stop!


Born: January 25, 1927 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Genre: Brazilian

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

It has been said that Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of truth in that, for both contributed large bodies of songs to the jazz repertoire, both expanded their reach into the concert hall, and both tend to symbolize their countries in the eyes of the rest of the world. With their gracefully urbane, sensuously aching melodies and harmonies, Jobim's songs gave jazz musicians in the 1960s a quiet, strikingly original alternative...
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